Hyba, Sobeys Extra, Scotia Square Sep27

Hyba, Sobeys Extra, Scotia Square

Reitmans is rolling out their activewear brand Hyba into a separate freestanding store. On October 8th, 17 Hyba stores across Canada including one in Scotia Square where SmartSet recently closed. Robins and Subs, the Needs/Robins on Prince Albert will be adding Mr. Sub, and the Robins in Sackville will be adding …read more Source: Halifax...

Mezza and Dollarama on Lacewood, Portland Street Crepes! Sep20

Mezza and Dollarama on Lacewood, Portland Street Crepes!

Downtown Dartmouth continues to grow. Last week we mentioned Joel Plaskett’s new cafe, well it’s going to be called New Scotland Yard Emporium and opens October 10th. Next door at 55 Portland the former Midday Cafe is being turned into Portland Street Creperie which is planning to open near the …read more Source: Halifax...

Bedford Split Crow becomes Bubba Rays, Dartmouth Changes Sep13

Bedford Split Crow becomes Bubba Rays, Dartmouth Changes

The Split Crow‘s in Bedford and Truro have been sold. The Truro location closed early this week and the Bedford one closes tonight. After a short renovation period of 2 weeks they will both re open as Bubba Rays. The Split Crow’s DT Halifax and in Antigonish are unchanged. …read more Source: Halifax...

DSW Coming, Vinnie’s Closes, Poutine Fest Sep06

DSW Coming, Vinnie’s Closes, Poutine Fest

PSA: Monday is one of those days where the major grocery stores, big box, and NSLC are closed. The small private liquor and cold beer stores will be open, pharmacies that are open on Sundays and most bars and restaurants that are open on Mondays (but check ahead because some …read more Source: Halifax...

Ace Done at Bearly’s and Return of the Pogue? Aug30

Ace Done at Bearly’s and Return of the Pogue?

A really busy week of changes there was a midweek update on Wednesday if you missed it. Wednesday Update. Now onto this update. Partnership between Ace and Bearly’s has ended last day of service for Ace on Barrington St is today (Aug 30th) Alpha Strike Laser Tag in Burnside …read more Source: Halifax...

Bedford Changes, and Bankruptcy Updates. Aug26

Bedford Changes, and Bankruptcy Updates.

A rare mid-week update instead of the usual Sunday morning, but lots of retail news over the last 2 days. A new leasing plan for Bedford Place Mall surfaced redeveloping the back of the mall and former Target space. Current tenants in that area will be moved to new spots. Fit …read more Source: Halifax...

2 Starbucks to Close Aug23

2 Starbucks to Close

2 Starbucks are closing, the Mill Cove location on Bedford Highway and the only 2 year old Woodside location. In addition to the abandoned Halifax Ferry Terminal spot, that makes 3 Starbucks closures this year in Halifax. More McRobots are on the way, I have heard most locations in Halifax will …read more Source: Halifax...

McRobots Are Here Aug16

McRobots Are Here

McDonalds on Larry Uteck installed a few ordering kiosks, press the screen, choose your items, pay with plastic and then wait for your number to come up on the screen. They also had a sandwich board as you walk in saying now hiring. Irving is building a gas station on Hammonds …read more Source: Halifax...

Battery Park, Fit 4 Less, Goodwill coming and Second Cup Quinpool Closes Aug09

Battery Park, Fit 4 Less, Goodwill coming and Second Cup Quinpool Closes

The joint venture between Brooklyn Warehouse and North Brewing which is replacing Nectar on Ochterloney has a name, Battery Park and it has a fun crowd funding campaign http://batterypark.ca/crowdfund Chops Meat Market has taken over the former Pete’s Frootique space in Wolfville.The new shop is called Cuts. <a target=_blank rel="nofollow" rel="nofollow" …read more Source: Halifax...

Johnny K’s, Unfiltered, Moxies Open & Overcharged Kids Tax? Aug02

Johnny K’s, Unfiltered, Moxies Open & Overcharged Kids Tax?

Only the Federal part of GST (5%) is supposed to be charged on children’s clothing in Nova Scotia I have heard that retailers like Forever 21, H&M that have adult and kids clothes are charging 15%, but will deduct the 10% only if you ask. Many Canadian online retailers as well are …read more Source: Halifax...

Apple Sells How Much? Lot Six Opens, Halifax Feast Closes. Jul19

Apple Sells How Much? Lot Six Opens, Halifax Feast Closes.

Lot Six on Argyle opened this week, anticipated to be a Halifax hot spot and from the reviews so far it very well, may be. Paradise on Wyse Rd. where Kel’s Deli was has finally seen a lot of activity this week. From the looks of it I think they will …read more Source: Halifax...

Blowers St Eats, Larry Uteck Relish, Jul12

Blowers St Eats, Larry Uteck Relish,

The Shawarma Stop on Argyle is now open, while around the corner on Blowers Johnny K’s and Dandelion Cafe are getting closer to opening. T Take it down another block or so and the house on Blowers across from MEC is going to be a takeout for …read more Source: Halifax...

Groceries July 2015 Jul08

Groceries July 2015

The 29 items I picked in August 2013 when the WalMart SuperCentres first opened. Walmart Mumford $109.95 Sobeys Mumford $124.86 SuperStore Young $113.27 Notes Pringles 1.44 2.00 2.49 SS: Buy 2+ $2.22ea Jack Link Jerky 5.47 6.99 6.49 2L Chocolate Milk 4.49 4.61 3.99 Quaker Chewy Bars 2.67 3.29 2.99 SS: Buy 3+ $2.33ea Skippy 3.97 6.49 6.49 Cosman Whidden Bear 4.77 5.79 4.48 Billy Bee Hive 6.77 6.49 6.49 Diana’s BBQ 1.97 2.97 2.5 Nutella 6.77 4.99 4.99 Heinz Noodles 1.57 1.00 1.99 SS: Buy 3+ $1.33ea Green Giant Can Corn 1.47 1.69 1.69 Heinz Beans 1.67 1.00 1.99 SS: Buy 3+ $1.33ea Alymers Tomatoes 1.97 2.49 1.25 Unico Beans 1.24 1.50 1.49 Uncle Bens Bistro 2.77 2.50 1.99 WalMart: …read more Source: Halifax...

Simons? No Frills? Tantallon Starbucks? Jul06

Simons? No Frills? Tantallon Starbucks?

Simons already has quite a few stores planned for expansion across Canada, but the CEO has said the next 3 targets are Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Halifax! Based on their current expansion however it would likely be 2019/2020 before we saw a store. Carlton Cards in Bedford Place Mall is almost emptied …read more Source: Halifax...

Mills Closes, Lemon Tree, Twiggz, Jamaica Lee, Kooks, Primal Kitchen Open Jul05

Mills Closes, Lemon Tree, Twiggz, Jamaica Lee, Kooks, Primal Kitchen Open

Well a staple of Spring Garden Rd. for nearly a century is done. Mills Brothers went into receivership on Thursday marking the end of the women’s retailer, which served Haligonians for 96 years. Some shifting around of shops My Mothers Bloomers will be leaving Spring Garden Place and moving down the …read more Source: Halifax...

More Growlers, Primal Meat and Water Taxi’s Jun28

More Growlers, Primal Meat and Water Taxi’s

Costco in Dartmouth has a sign up saying that they will no longer sell tobacco products after August, at that location, Bayers Lake still will however Fiasco on Brenton St closed this week, but the owners are stripping it to the studs and coming back with a whole new restaurant, Primal …read more Source: Halifax...

New Halifax Shopping Centre Layout, Growlers in the Dartmouth Burbs Jun21

New Halifax Shopping Centre Layout, Growlers in the Dartmouth Burbs

Happy Summer! Growlers in eastern Dartmouth, Harvest Wines in the Baker Dr. Sobeys now has 4 taps that rotate. Already they have featured beers from great NS craft breweries, including Big Spruce, North Brewing, Sea Level, Good Robot, Boxing Rock, Uncle Leo’s, Hell …read more Source: Halifax...

Cabela’s  Coming to Dartmouth, Ray’s in Bayers Lake Jun14

Cabela’s Coming to Dartmouth, Ray’s in Bayers Lake

Cabela’s annonced they would be opening a Dartmouth Crossing location in the Spring of 2017. It will be located on the opposite side of Wright Ave from the movie theatres and McD’s, where the loop to Countryview Dr. is. The Dough-nair-nut a donair flavoured doughnut came into existence at Robie …read more Source: Halifax...

Brooklyn Comes Over The Bridge, New Home for Tom’s/Fireside Jun07

Brooklyn Comes Over The Bridge, New Home for Tom’s/Fireside

Heartwood and Dave’s Lobster both opened their Waterfront sheds this week. Tom’s Little Havana and Fireside announced where they are moving to, together they are going to occupy the space where Premier Wine and that entrance area of City Centre on Birmingham. The Top Cuts will relocate to make room. The replacement …read more Source: Halifax...

Brooklyn Comes Over The Bridge, New Home for Tom’s/Fireside Jun07

Brooklyn Comes Over The Bridge, New Home for Tom’s/Fireside

Heartwood and Dave’s Lobster both opened their Waterfront sheds this week. Tom’s Little Havana and Fireside announced where they are moving to, together they are going to occupy the space where Premier Wine and that entrance area of City Centre on Birmingham. The Top Cuts will relocate to make room. The replacement …read more Source: Halifax...